The 5 Most Downloaded Apps of 2021

Editor12ahead/ June 8, 2021/ Latest News, Trends


You probably won’t be too surprised to see TikTok take the top spot for the most downloaded app in 2021. As you already know, the world faced (and still is) the global pandemic due to the spread of COVID-19. This meant people all around the world were locked down at home and started looking for ways to keep themselves entertained. And TikTok quickly became the global sensation of social media! Mostly amongst teenagers but it wasn’t uncommon to see whole families getting involved, including the grandparents! The app became so popular that it has made people TikTok stars with the most followers extremely famous. You’ve probably heard of the names Charli D’Amelio, Addison Rae, Zach King, Loren Gray, right? with some of them having a net worth of $8 million due to TikTok.


Facebook is one of the most popular apps of all time so it’s also not surprising to see this as one of the most downloaded apps of 2021. Especially during a time that many restrictions were in place preventing us from being able to see our family and friends physically. We all felt the effects of less human interaction during the lockdown and took to social media apps, such as Facebook, as a way of communication. It provides a quick, efficient and free way to connect to others.


Granted, there wasn’t a lot to share pictures of during lockdown apart from endless streams of selfies. But Instagram is the most popular social media platform to share photos and videos at present. It’s not only a great way to stay updated with your family and friends live but also extremely beneficial for the success of all businesses. There are over one billion active users, so that’s a lot of potential customers to target. It’s a great marketing tool that’s for sure! They also used introduced the ‘reels’ feature amidst lockdown so users would upload videos. This was due to TikToks great success… Instagram wasn’t prepared to skip a beat.


Just like Facebook and Instagram, Whatsapp is also a great free way to keep in touch with others. It has an incredible 2 billion users globally! This should come as no surprise as it allows you to call or video call for free regardless of which country you’re in – all you need is wifi! This means you can connect with your friends and family from all over the world with a few clicks of a button. It’s internationally friendly and that’s why people love it! And it’s now the leading messaging app in the world.


And last but not least, Zoom. A video communications app that is used as an online chat service platform for users to connect. It allowed either one-to-one calls or groups call where you could add up to 100 participants! As you’ve probably already guessed, this was just what people needed during the lockdown. Many big businesses used zoom as a way of conducting online meetings with colleagues during a time that everyone was working from home. And it wasn’t just used for meetings! Birthday parties, quiz nights and any other big celebration that wasn’t allowed due to social distancing measures were happening on zoom.

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